Inspiring health and happiness in body, mind and spirit

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WEEKLY CLASSES


MEDITATION IN THE GALLERY
Mondays from 6 to 7 PM
 Mansfield Art Center
Ongoing

Explore the power of calming the mind and relaxing into the present moment, in a beautiful setting among friends. Our meetings are open to both new and experienced meditators, and include instruction, discussion and practice. No registration is required - simply join us when you are able. The sessions are freely offered, and a donation basket is left out for those who would like to support the program.



MINDFUL MOVEMENT
Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30AM
First Congregational Church
Ongoing

Are you looking for ways to stay calm, bright and inspired into spring and beyond? Please join us as we stretch, strengthen, breathe and rest, using the principles and practices of yoga and other ancient spiritual traditions. All levels are welcome, and students are encouraged to tailor the sessions to suit their own needs.​ The sessions are freely offered, and a donation basket is left out for those who would like to support the program. 



A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO YOGA 
Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Kingwood Center Gardens
Four-week Session beginning May 9
$35 for Kingwood members, $40 for non-members
(drop in for $10 per class for members and $12 for non-members)
Contact Kingwood to register at 429-522-0211

Join us for a gentle introduction to yoga, the ages-old discipline that cultivates health and happiness in body, mind and spirit. Weather permitting, classes will be held outside amid the beauty of the gardens (with an indoor location in case of inclement weather). All levels are welcome, and students are encouraged to tailor the sessions to suit their own needs. Please wear  comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.



MOVING LIKE SILK: A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO QIGONG
Mondays from 5:30 to 6 PM
Mansfield Art Center
Ongoing, beginning May 13

In this short and sweet movement class we’ll explore practices that strengthen the body, free the breath and steady the mind. Qigong, or Taoist yoga, is a centuries-old discipline that can be practiced by nearly everyone. (You can learn more about the practice here.) We meet outside amid the beauty of the season, with an indoor location in case of inclement weather, and no special clothing or props are required. The sessions are freely offered, and a donation basket is left out for those who would like to support the program. Stop in for a quick evening pick-me-up, or use the practice as a prelude to Monday night meditation, which begins directly after this class. 



YOGA AND MEDITATION, ONE ON ONE
To learn more, contact Claudia

Claudia is available for private yoga and meditation sessions designed to suit your personal needs and interests. If you are looking for individualized guidance, if you have a special need, if you want to study techniques not offered in public classes, or if you need flexibility in scheduling, Claudia is available to offer private and semi-private classes. For eons, this was the only way yoga was taught, allowing the practice to be shared in a particularly potent and personalized way!



SPECIAL EVENTS


AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
Monday, May 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Kingwood Center Gardens
Free with Kingwood Center Admission

Explore the practice of mindfulness meditation while enjoying the fresh air and spectacular beauty of Kingwood Center. Weather permitting, this session will be held outside (with an indoor location in case of inclement weather). Both new and experienced meditators are welcome to join us. No pre-registration is necessary - just show up!


YOGA FOR GARDENERS
Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 PM
Kingwood Center Gardens
$16 for Kingwood members, $20 for non-members
Free for Kingwood staff and volunteers!
Contact Kingwood to register at 429-522-0211

In this workshop, we’ll explore gentle yoga practices that can help gardeners stay strong, flexible and energized as we plant, weed, carry and enjoy our gardening pursuits. We’ll learn healthy techniques for standing, bending, carrying and more. We’ll explore quiet restorative postures that help the body recuperate from a long afternoon of gardening. And we’ll end with mindfulness practices that help deepen our appreciation of the natural beauty we've cultivated in our gardens.


AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
Monday, June 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Kingwood Center Gardens
Free with Kingwood Center Admission

Explore the practice of mindfulness meditation while enjoying the fresh air and spectacular beauty of Kingwood Center. Weather permitting, this session will be held outside (with an indoor location in case of inclement weather). Both new and experienced meditators are welcome to join us. No pre-registration is necessary - just show up!


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